As if the weekend prior to the release of Yeezus — June 18 — would not be special enough, Kanye West has become a father as Kim Kardashian has reportedly given birth to a baby daughter today (June 15). Just in time for Father’s Day. As TMZ and the U.K.’s Daily Mail report, the baby was born at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital this morning. The newborn is the first child for both the rapper and the reality star. Although the birth of of the baby was reportedly expected in July, both mother and daughter are said to be in good health. Kanye was scheduled to attend the Yeezus listening in Los Angeles last night but remained absent, prompting speculation the baby was on its way. Congratulations!
J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, alt-J, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding and more took to the annual free music festival BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend stage in Ebrington Square, Londonderry, in Northern Ireland, Londonderry this weekend. presenting their respective hits to the attending audience. Watch these artists and more delivering their respective hits to the attending live audience and stay tuned for more updates.
While summer attire traditionally calls for all white fits or colorful getups, some individuals prefer to keep simple and maintain their “all black everything” look. For those of you in the latter category, the Nike Air Trainer SC High “Black Elephant” is for you. Originally released in March as a Euro exclusive, they disappeared off shelves fairly quickly only to be seen again recently stateside at Louisiana’s Politics. The “Black Elephant” name is derived from the shoe’s use of elephant print that wraps around the shoe. Head on over to the Lafayette branch of Sneaker Politics if you’re hoping to score these quickstrikes.
Along the tranquil shoreline of Lake Como, BMW and the iconic Italian coach-builder Pininfarina will be unveiling the much talked about BMW Pininfarini Gran Lusso Coupe at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este this weekend. A coupe sheathed in the chassis of a luxury sedan chassis, the BMW Pininfarini Gran Lusso Coupe is a feast for the five senses. Featuring a V12 powerplant, sharper LED headlights, and a streamlined version of BMW’s “Twin-Kidney Grille”, this new interpretation of luxury and speed also include a new set of 21-inch wheels. A spacious interior for four, BMW appointed every inch with rare wood from New Zealand’s kauri trees aged to 48,000 years, black and tobacco brown Foglizzo leather, Bang & Olufsen surround sound. While there are no talks of a full-production run, interests surrounding the concept are such that there might just be a sliver of hope to see it at a BMW dealership near you…